Howlin' Wolf Records: OUR 42 RELEASE... "GHOST HOUSE" music by Rich Ragsdale


Howlin' Wolf Records is very proud to present GHOST HOUSE, a richly textured, haunting, and beautiful score by director and composer Rich Ragsdale. For GHOST HOUSE the composer used a three-tiered approach, anchored by a classical symphonic horror score recorded using the Budapest Scoring Orchestra conducted by Péter Pejtsik. This is augmented by 80's synth elements, paying homage to scores by Goblin and John Carpenter. Finally, ambient ethnic sounds were incorporated to honor Thailand where the film is set, featuring monks recorded live in a Thai temple. The album concludes with a melodically lovely, yet eerie vocal track gorgeously performed by Sherri Chung.

It's available... it's awesome, truly a masterpiece. "GHOST HOUSE" Music Composed by Rich Ragsdale, Performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra and Conducted by Péter Pejtsik! [http://howlinwolfrecords.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records: OUR 41 RELEASE... "SWAY" music by Pakk Hui


Howlin' Wolf Records is very proud to present SWAY by Pakk Hui. SWAY is a deeply emotional film written and directed by Rooth Tang, chronicling the hopes and dreams of three couples from three different countries, the USA, France, and Thailand. [howlinwolfrecords.com]

Our team is thrilled about this one, such a diversity in our titles and how can you go wrong?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records: 10 YEARS and OUR 40TH RELEASE... "MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER" by Stevan Mena


"MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER" by Stevan Mena. Howlin' Wolf Records is very proud to celebrate the label's TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with the release of its 40th catalog entry, the conclusion to Stevan Mena's MALEVOLENCE Trilogy, titled MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER.

On April 10, 2009 the label released its first soundtrack title MALEVOLENCE, which was the directorial debut of filmmaker Stevan Mena, who served as the film's screenwriter, director, producer, editor, and composer!

For all our releases and information: http://howlinwolfrecords.com/

Proud to be part of this label, it's been a great ride and made many friends.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fourteen Kings Music: "TRAUMA THERAPY" music by award winning composer Scott Glasgow


Fourteen Kings Music will release soundtrack to TRAUMA THERAPY featuring music by award winning composer Scott Glasgow.  LA group of broken souls attend a self-help seminar at a remote wooded retreat with a famous guru. In search of better lives, they must confront their deepest demons in the midst of their fellow wayward strangers. As they get pushed further and further by the program, they begin to confront their personal problems. But as their group therapy sessions become increasingly volatile - including lie detectors, fire arms, and experimental drugs - they begin to question the methods in spite of the results. What is their guru's real goal, and will his reckless pursuit of life change moments end up saving them...or destroying them?

A note from the composer: The score to TRAUMA THERAPY is an unapologetic synthesizer based score with some light use of strings, harp and percussion. The main impetus when starting this project was the fact that a new hardware synth (Korg Minilogue) was purchased for my studio many months before but had not found a project to be used on. When the producer, Tom Malloy, approached me about scoring the film my one comment to him was “as long as I get to use this synthesizer” (which I believe I sent a few examples of the sound to him). That was the only thing I started with before the picture showed up. then came the development of a few musical ideas mostly for the piano heard in the score. There is one main set of “ introspective” chords that shift from minor to major depending on the scene. There is a secondary “ optimistic set of chords” and a synth “motive” that returns often.The use of cello in the opening title was more of an after thought and in fact I had two other ideas, one with erhu however in the end the cello version was selected by the producers as the best choice. For much of the score, there is a lot of layering of synths — pulsing, bubbling and churning through as drama unfolds and the story intensifies. One of the stand out cues, Target Practice, incorporated the well known musical phenomenon called a “shepard tone” which has this constant rising tension that never feels like it resolves. By the end of the score a more orchestral thriller sound takes over with these plucked strings played into a “WW II Bunker” (thanks to Bunker Samples) for a unique ambience also merging with the synths. Many of these synth textures were created using software and some were created using hardware like the Korg Minilogue also the Moog Minotaur (the squishy bass lines). If you hear something a little out of tune or a little less consistent flow that is usually the hardware synths which for anyone who has been around these instruments knows they change every day with their knob turns and organic way of tuning. I decided that I liked inconsistencies with the hardware synths because it resembled more of a performance like a ensemble of musicians— never really playing the same way twice so if you hear a synth sweep that doesn’t sound the same each time— it’s not, because it is me twisting the filter sweep knob by hand not automated or perfected by a computer. I embrace these unique instruments in the score to TRAUMA THERAPY. 

ABOUT SCOTT GLASGOW: Award winning composer, Scott Glasgow has scored over 25 feature films for various studios from Sony Pictures to Lionsgate. Scott's musical scores range from scary orchestral violent sounds to soft sweet romantic comedy melodies having written in almost every genera of film, TV and other media. Scott has also written additional music on major features such as Captain America: Civil War for Marvel / Disney Studios, video game / 3D VR game music to broadcast / streaming TV shows. Scott has been working professional as a composer for media since 2005 with his first film for Sony Pictures Chasing Ghosts which featured a live orchestral score.

Fourteen Kings Music was founded in 2017 by composer Scott Glasgow as a way to release new and unreleased film scores of his own and then later expand into highlighting other composers. The releases will include soundtracks for film or any media music, classical music, as well as original “concept albums”. Many of the releases will include both digital download and streaming with also physical (CD) albums. This is a small independent label and we hope that you will love the music as much as we love making it. In hope that you support us by helping to spread the word in social media.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Music/Hollywood Records: "JOJO RABBIT" Score and Soundtrack



Fox Music/Hollywood Records releases the digital original motion picture soundtrack to Jojo Rabbit, which was directed, written, produced by and stars Taika Waititi.  Michael Giacchino composed, produced and conducted the music for Jojo Rabbit, which was recorded in London.  The soundtrack includes three score cues alongside classic tracks performed in German from The Beatles, Roy Orbison and David Bowie, as well as songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Waits, Love and more.  The Jojo Rabbit soundtrack and score album are available today at streaming and download services, as the film opens in U.S. theatres. 

Waititi (Thor: Ragnarock, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Jojo Rabbit is based upon the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.  Michael Giacchino’s score provides a beautiful accompaniment to the film which stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson.  The producers are Carthew Neal, Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley.  Jojo Rabbit was recently awarded the top People’s Choice honor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it premiered.

 “Working with Michael Giacchino on Jojo Rabbit was a very collaborative and instinctive process,” said Waititi. “His music elevated the film to a new level, hitting those emotional, key points throughout. We were thrilled to have him on board and are excited for audiences to experience and enjoy the score as much as we do.”

Giacchino’s foundation for the score lay in classical influences from 1939 Germany including Chopin, Liszt and Satie.  The composer said, “But most of all what inspired me is constantly thinking, ‘what is the film asking for?’  You just have to try to take on those really hard emotions and feel them in your gut.  That’s the challenge of a film like this.”

Those emotions led to the choice of a pared-down ensemble:  a 22-piece orchestra with a string quartet at its center, as well as piano, a couple of guitars, some brass and percussion. “For me, it’s a really nice change to work with a small, intimate group like that,” Giacchino says.  “I’m used to working with a 100-piece orchestra, but I personally feel the smaller the orchestra, the more emotional the sound.” 

Composer Michael Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including The Incredibles, War for the Planet of the Apes, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Coco. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Disney and Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" music by Geoff Zanelli


Walt Disney Records releases Maleficent: Mistress of Evil digital soundtrack featuring score by Emmy® Award-winning composer  Geoff Zanelli. The soundtrack also features the end-credit song, “You Can’t Stop the Girl,” performed by Warner Records recording artist Bebe Rexha.   The soundtrack is available today from Walt Disney Records as the film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide.

Composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice.  Zanelli frequently collaborates with Disney, his films with them include “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Christopher Robin.”  Some of his other most notable titles include Steven Spielberg’s “Into the West,” for which he won an Emmy Award, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures’ “Disturbia,” Lionsgate’s “Mortdecai,” HBO’s “The Pacific” and Screen Gem’s “The Intruder.”

Director Joachim Rønning brought Geoff Zanelli on board to write the music. The composer sees his music score as the element in a film that bridges the space between the screen and the audience. “That is true in any movie, really, but especially with fantasy movies where the film relies on the audience being able to suspend their disbelief,” Zanelli says.

Having previously worked together on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Zanelli knew what Rønning was looking for and since this was a sequel, he also knew the score needed to take the reins from where the first story left off and expand on that. “In this movie the score is there to really push the boundaries out further, to tell a more epic story set in the world everyone loved from the first film,” he says.

In Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Philip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton, written by Linda Woolverton and Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue and produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson. Jeff Kirschenbaum, Matt Smith, Michael Vieira and Linda Woolverton are executive producers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: "CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Angels Dylan (Drew Barrymore), Natalie (Cameron Diaz), and Alex (Lucy Liu) return for another slam-bang action opus that finds the gals charged with locating a special decoder ring that has the ability to reveal the identities of everyone in the government's Witness Protection Program. But has the trio met it's match when the ring falls into the hands of an evil ex-Angel (Demi Moore). Co-stars Robert Patrick, Bernie Mac, John Cleese. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Blu-ray). 


Yes, with the new film upon us we need to think back to the previous film and wonder, will this be the start of a beautiful thing? Are these ladies going to make a cameo... only Charlie knows.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Studios: “The Lion King” [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Be prepared: Disney’s “The Lion King,” the worldwide phenomenon that brought the Pride Lands’ iconic characters to life in a whole new way, arrives on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Oct.11 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct. 22. Directed by Jon Favreau, the summer blockbuster, which reigned supreme with audiences worldwide — earning over $1 billion at the global box office and an A CinemaScore — journeys home with all-new bonus features, music videos and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.

In-home audiences will feel the love as they trek behind the scenes and to the African savanna through “The Journey to ‘The Lion King,’” a three-part documentary that explores the film’s creation. It features visits to the Playa Vista production facility where talent, including Donald Glover (voice of Simba) honor and elevate the animated classic’s iconic music; discussions with Favreau and team who used cutting-edge technology to create photorealistic animals and environments; and filmmaker and cast reflections on the timeless tale that has moved generations. Extras also include “More to Be Scene,” layer-by-layer progressions of some of the film’s most iconic moments; lyric video for “Never Too Late” by Elton John and music video for “Spirit” by Beyoncé; sing-alongs to the film’s unforgettable songs; and a feature on the “Protect the Pride” campaign, which focuses on protecting and revitalizing the lion population.

Consumers who pre-purchase digitally, “The Lion King” will gain access to “Perfecting the Pride,” a feature highlighting the filmmakers’ research trip to Africa.

The digital version includes an extra that playfully conveys the importance of the dung beetle both in the film and the African savanna.   


In “The Lion King,” pioneering filmmaking techniques bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

“The Lion King” will be packaged and released in several different formats, ensuring each member of your family can view the film on a variety of different devices with no worries. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film which will be released as an Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "CRAWL" music by Max Aruj and Steffen Thum

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Intrada announces the CD release of the soundtrack to Paramount Pictures' 2019 thriller Crawl. The score by Max Aruj and Steffen Thum is low and rarely drifts from the low range of its composition, capturing the dreaded feeling of being trapped in the low space beneath a house, with a storm raging outside and the water level rising. It also captures a sense of the large, menacing creatures that occupy that crawlspace, similar to the low strings in Jaws. In fact, jabbing cellos are prominent in the score, with cello solos by Peter Gregson. It's a contemporary horror score, featuring a mix of synth and acoustics, relying more on an atmospheric soundscape than melody in one of the top thrillers of 2019.

In the beginning of the film, a massive hurricane descends upon a Florida town. Competitive swimmer Haley (Kaya Scodelario) circumvents road blocks enforcing an evacuation order to find her missing father (Barry Pepper). She finds him trapped in his home's crawlspace, held captive by a pack of gigantic alligators – a realization that comes too late as Hayley herself becomes trapped. The pair must fight not only the alligators but also the rising water as the crawlspace slowly fills up. It's human against nature against beast, in what is the perfect storm.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Crawl [CLICK HERE]

NICE!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARESE SARABANDE and FYE... Brings Out All New VINYL!


Varèse Sarabande Records announces the release of four exclusive vinyl color variants to some of their most famous soundtracks in a partnership with FYE. Available today at FYE stores and online is The Goonies – Original Motion Picture Score from composer Dave Grusin. The LP’s, which are pressed on canary yellow vinyl matched from The Goonies signature logo, are limited to 1000 copies. Releasing over the next month and available now for pre-order on FYE.com are:

Nov 8: The Crow – Original Motion Picture Score on Black/White Warpaint vinyl, (500 pieces)

Nov 22: The Star Wars Trilogy on either Red, Green or Blue Lightsaber vinyl (500 of each, 1500 total)

Nov 22: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – Original Motion Picture Score on Red/White Swirl vinyl (500 pieces)

THE GOONIES... From the imagination of Steven Spielberg and propelled by David Grusin’s score, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys…and a mild- mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

Dave Grusin has won an Academy Award along with multiple Grammys and is the founder of GRP records. Grusin’s lasting musical imprint in film comes from composing memorable scores for The Graduate, On Golden Pond, Tootsie?and The Goonies. In 1988, he won the Oscar?for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War.  

BUY LINK: [CLICK HERE]


THE CROW... The Crow is one of Graeme Revell's most iconic scores. A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However, their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. Revell’s score is chilling, beautiful and elegant.

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THE STAR WARS TRILOGY... The Star Wars Trilogy is one of the best-selling albums ever released by Varèse Sarabande Records, selling almost 500,000 albums since its 1983 release. Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm and composer John Williams, the outer packaging contains actual stills from each of the three original Star Wars films and a personal letter from John Williams on the back of the album.

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PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE... In 1985, Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited Elfman to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Elfman was apprehensive at first, because of his lack of formal training, but with orchestration assistance from Oingo Boingo guitarist and arranger Steve Bartek, he achieved his goal of emulating the mood of such composers as Nino Rota and Bernard Hermann.

Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elfman first became known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo from 1974 to 1995. He is well known for scoring films and television shows, particularly his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton with their latest project being Dumbo. Among his many notable projects are the scores of all the 50 Shades film, The Simpsons theme song, The original Spiderman and Batman film series scores and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

BUY LINK: [CLICK HERE]

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ABOUT VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS
Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande is a part of Concord.

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Vinyl from Varese is always top notch, gotta remember... they started with the LP's and it has come back .
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cleopatra Entertainment: "Nekromantix" 30th Anniversary Concert Deluxe [Blu-ray/DVD/CD]


A brand new 4K concert film for Danish-American Psychobilly band NEKROMANTIX that will be released on October 29th in honor of the band's 30th Anniversary. Filmed in 2019 at the Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, CA and directed by Vicente Cordero (3TEETH, ROOM 37: The Mysterious Death Of Johnny Thunders), the live concert film features band founder/bassist/vocalist Kim Nekroman, guitarist/backing vocalist Francisco Mesa and recently-crowned drummer/backing vocalist Rene D La Muerte ripping thru the band's glorious nine-album catalog, much to the delight of their adoring fans at this sold-out Anniversary show.

Entitled NEKROMANTIX 3 Decades of Darkle, this limited-edition 30th anniversary release will include exclusive interviews with the band and rare photos that will be packaged in a gorgeous eight-panel Digipak with a standard definition DVD and Audio CD companion as an added bonus. A downloadable version will also be available on global digital platforms, coinciding with release of the Home Entertainment version.

NEKROMANTIX were formed in 1989 in Copenhagen by Kim Nekroman after he left the Danish Navy, in which he had been a submarine radio operator for eight years. Deciding to launch a new career in music, he initially played drums in a rockabilly band prior to the foundation of NEKROMANTIX. Learning to play the double bass and to sing, Nekroman set about forming a horror-themed psychobilly band with himself as the frontman. Three decades, multiple line-up changes and 9 studio albums later, Kim continues to carry the NEKROMANTIX flag which still embodies his original vision of monster and horror themes - as well as his signature "Coffinbass" - a self-built double bass with a body in the shape of a coffin and a headstock the shape of a cross.

Says Nekroman: "It took us 30 years to finally make an official full on live video and audio recording...can't think of a more thrilling way to celebrate this 3 decade anniversary, than an immortalized show consisting of songs from our very first album, in 1989, up until today. What an awesome and horrifying joyride. Now you can watch or re-live the show over and over again from the convenience of your couch."

Order link: MVD SHOP [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE LIGHTHOUSE" music by Mark Korven


From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes The Lighthouse, a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces THE LIGHTHOUSE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Gemini and Genie-Award winning composer MARK KORVEN (Cube, The Witch, Into the Tall Grass). Available Friday, October 18, the soundtrack features music from the Robert Eggers-directed horror film and is composer Mark Korven’s second collaboration with the director following his score for Eggers’ directorial debut The Witch. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, A24’s The Lighthouse made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and premieres in theaters Friday, October 18 (NY/LA) with expansion to follow.

Sacred Bones Records will be releasing the vinyl edition of The Lighthouse soundtrack. All color vinyl versions of the record will come housed in a deluxe die-cut sleeve, with the light of the lighthouse cut out so the listener can shine a beam through. The inner sleeve comes in two randomly distributed variants: one with a die-cut of Willem Dafoe's character, and one with a die-cut of Robert Pattinson's character. It's available to preorder here.

Of the soundtrack, composer MARK KORVEN says, "Robert [Eggers] and I were rather like the two wickies that went insane in The Lighthouse, musically speaking. We travelled to some very dark harmonic and textural places. We both enjoy not just breaking the rules, but blowing them to smithereens. The spirit of experimentation was always present."

Mark Korven is a Toronto based composer for film and television. He is best known for his work on the 2016 period Horror film The Witch, which won the best director award at the 2015 Sundance festival for director Robert Eggers. Mark also scored Egger’s follow up The Lighthousestarring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. It won the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. His scores have been nominated 14 times for Canadian film and Television awards, winning several. His client list includes AMC, CBS, CTV, CBC, E1, PBS, and BBC. He has also composed feature film scores for acclaimed directors Deepa Mehta, Patricia Rozema and Vincenzo Natale. Currently he is composing for AMC’s critically acclaimed The Terror. Mark is also a multi-instrumentalist specializing in world music.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cinedigm: "MADNESS IN TH METHOD" [DVD]



Legendary stoner actor Jason Mewes is tired of Hollywood’s perception of him. Upon advice from best friend Kevin Smith, Mewes tracks down a secret method acting book to reinvent himself as a serious actor - with disastrous consequences!

TRAILER: MADNESS IN TH METHOD [CLICK HERE]

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC" [1987] (BLU-RAY/DVD)


When her husband dies in a tragic accident, widow Corrine Dollanganger (Victoria Tennant, The Holcroft Covenant) takes her four children to the ancestral family home she fled before they were born. Locked away in the attic by their tyrannical grandmother (Academy Award® winner Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), it falls to older brother and sister Chris (Jeb Stuart Adams, The Goonies) and Cathy (Kristy Swanson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to care for their younger siblings. But with their mother growing increasingly distant and erratic and a mysterious sickness taking hold, will any of the Dollanganger children survive to escape the clutches of the house's cruel matriarch? Originally published in 1979, VC Andrews' novel Flowers in the Attic was a smash hit, spawning four sequels and going on to sell over 40 million copies worldwide. With undercurrents of incest and child abuse and a haunting score by Christopher Young (Hellraiser), Flowers in the Attic is a dark and chilling Gothic suspense thriller in the classic tradition.

Actors:Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "APPRENTICE TO MURDER" [1988] (BLU-RAY/DVD)


WAS IT MAGIC, MURDER, OR MADNESS? In early twentieth-century Pennsylvania Dutch Country, young Billy Kelly (Chad Lowe, Highway to Hell) falls in with a charismatic "powwower" or folk magic healer, Dr. John Reese (Donald Sutherland, Don't Look Now), shunned by the rest of the community for his non-conformist beliefs. Together, they investigate the mysterious sickness that is blighting the area, which Reese believes to be the work of a sinister local hermit. But as the plague spreads and the wide-eyed Billy falls ever deeper under Reese's spell, are they doing God's work or the Devil's bidding? Also starring Mia Sara (Legend) and featuring a powerhouse performance by Donald Sutherland - reunited here with Don't Look Now screenwriter Allan Scott - Apprentice to Murder is a chilling and unforgettable tale of the macabre that blurs the lines between conventional notions of "good" and "evil".

Actors:Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara
Director: Ralph L. Thomas
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "RINGU COLLECTION" [BlU-RAY]


In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film's success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata's original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology. A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week - unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse... Arrow Video is proud to present Ringu, the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.

Actors:Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE PREY" (LIMITED EDITION)[BlU-RAY]


It's not human, and it's got an axe! One of the most underrated efforts to hail from the slice-and-dice boom, The Prey at last emerges from the VHS wilderness in a brand new 2K restoration from the recently unearthed original camera negative. Three young couples set off into the mountains for a weekend of climbing, drinking and lovemaking. But little do they know that they are stumbling into the terrain of a fearsome predator - a wild man, horrifically burned as a child many years ago in a fire which engulfed his gypsy camp and left only him alive. Now he roams the woods in search of his next human prey. Filmed in 1979-1980 - making it a contemporary, rather than an imitator, of the likes of Friday the 13th - but not released until 1984 when it was picked up by New World Pictures, The Prey is a unique woodsy slasher gem ripe for reappraisal in this extras-packed, 40th anniversary edition!

Actors:Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin
Director: Edwin Brown
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "KILLER NUN" [BlU-RAY]


FROM THE SECRET FILES OF THE VATICAN! Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita, Pick-up Alley) gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic Killer Nun. One of the most notorious 'nunsploitation' films, Killer Nun tells the sordid story of Sister Gertrude, a disturbed woman of the cloth who degenerates into a perverse mire of drug taking, sexual perversion, sadistic torture and murder. Joe Dallesandro (The Climber, Flesh for Frankenstein), Alida Valli (The Possessed, Suspiria) and the ample Paola Morra (Behind Convent Walls) offer spirited performances and able support to Ekberg, in this shocking tale based on real events. Boasting an incongruously classy score by legendary composer Alessandro Alessandroni (Women's Camp 119) and stylishly rendered scenes of sex and murder, Killer Nun takes the viewer on hair-raising journey from the heights of religious ecstasy to the depths of devilish degeneracy. Now Giulio Berruti's sleazy classic is presented in a stunning new 2K restoration, with a liturgy of new extras, ready to be preyed upon.
 
Actors:Anita Ekberg, Joe Dallesandro, Alida Valli
Director: Giulio Berruti
 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES" [BLU-RAY]


One screen legend pays homage to another in Man of a Thousand Faces, an enthralling biopic which sees Oscar-winning tough guy James Cagney give a multifaceted portrayal of silent cinema legend Lon Chaney. In early horror classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of The Opera, Lon Chaney captivated audiences with his vivid personifications of grotesque and afflicted characters. His extraordinary make-up skills, and miraculous ability to completely transform into grisly yet sympathetic and tragic monsters, garnered him international acclaim and the famous moniker of this film's title. Yet, despite his talent and success, Chaney led a life plagued by hardship and heartache. This insightful film-portrait traces the trajectory of the actor's career: from impoverished vaudeville clown to Hollywood stardom, whilst also capturing the drama that surrounded his private life. The film is presented here for the first time in dazzling High Definition, with a selection of revealing extras.

Actors:James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "THE DEAD CENTER" [BlU-RAY/DVD]


WHEN JOHN DOE ROSE FROM THE DEAD, HE BROUGHT SOMETHING BACK. When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs, Preacher, Nashville) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches. Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth, Primer, Upstream Color) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realize what he's unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole. The Dead Center is a smart supernatural thriller that explores the demons that live inside all of us from writer-director Billy Senese, recently hailed as a "masterful new voice in terror".

Actors:Shane Carruth, Poorna Jagannathan, Jeremy Childs
Director: Billy Senese
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON" [Blu-ray]


One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Trading Places), expertly combines macabre horror with dark humor in the lycan-thropic classic, An American Werewolf in London. American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal whilst hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter, Walkabout) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital... An American Werewolf in London had audiences howling with laughter and recoiling in terror upon its cinema release. Landis' film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Bakers' truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special makeup effects. Now restored in 4K, and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before...

Actors:David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher
Director: John Landis
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Artsploitation Films: "Young Man with High Expectations"


Linus de Paoli's A Young Man with High Expectations is a unsettling psychological thriller about a painfully shy graduate student and his increasingly unsettled relationship with a female student. Amanda Plummer (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pulp Fiction) co-stars. The film had its International Premiere at London's FrightFest and will be released September 17, 2019 on various VOD/Streaming Outlets including iTunes, AmazonOnDemand, YouTube/Google and Vimeo. 


Piet (Adam Ild Rohweder) is a brilliant grad student but also painfully shy and socially inept. His lonely and sexually frustrated existence changes when he is forced to partner on a school project with the pretty and outgoing Klara (Paulina Galazka). As they spend time together, Piet misinterprets her friendly personality and awkwardly professes his love to her. When Klara rejects his advance, Piet retreats into himself, becoming more obsessed with his “love” until one night when he drugs Klara and attempts to have sex with the unconscious woman, but when she begins to fight him off, he reacts in a violent way. What follows is a very long and horrifying aftermath that sends the man down a dark and despicable path. A disquieting tale reminiscent of the works of Lars von Trier and Michael Haneke.
 
I really only watched this cause I love "Amanda Plummer" came in happy, innocent and left disturbed...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN" Music Composed and Conducted by ELMER BERNSTEIN

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Intrada's latest release is the much sought-after Elmer Bernstein score to the 1972 ghost story, The Amazing Mr. Blunden.  Bernstein composed some 40 minutes of score for the film, focusing on the more intimate and sometimes regal aspects of the film's emphasis on the children from different eras and the British setting. The score is a kind of kindred spirit to his score to To Kill A Mockingbird some 10 years earlier. Bernstein wrote a score that supports the story at every turn, contrasting isolated full orchestra moments with passages of almost chamber-music intimacy for scenes involving the children and Mr. Blunden. The lovely melodies he created and the harmonies he used to support them achieve maximum affect—often with a minimum of resources.

The master elements used for this premiere soundtrack release, long considered an elusive treasure waiting for discovery, were finally located and fortunately had been preserved in beautiful condition. The original score itself is complete and was vaulted on two first-generation rolls of ¼″ tape, mixed down by scoring engineer Richard Lewzey at London’s Cine-Tele Sound Studios (CTS) in October 1972.

The film is based on The Ghosts by distinguished British author Antonia Barber. The story of The Amazing Mr. Blunden centers on two pairs of children from different eras brought together by aging solicitor Frederick Percival Blunden. As the film opens, Lucy and Jamie Allen are living with their recently widowed mother. Mr. Blunden asks them to be caretakers of an unoccupied country estate while his firm tracks down the rightful owners. Mysteriously, he asks the children if they would be afraid if they saw ghosts, and they assure him they would not. The reason for his question becomes apparent enough when the Allens arrive at the derelict house and discover that it is haunted by the ghosts of two children, a boy and a girl much like themselves, who had lived there 100 years ago: Sara and Georgie Latimer. Sara and her brother plead with the Allen children to drink a magic potion and come with them back in time to help them escape a terrible fire that will otherwise kill them—a fact Lucy and Jamie confirm by finding their tombstones in a present-day church graveyard. [http://store.intrada.com/]
 
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Wellgo USA Entertainment: "LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


In the visually lush Xianxia fantasy LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT, a cat possesses a General’s wife, leaving a series of clues that a Poet and Monk follow in order the solve the mysterious death of famous Concubine.  The award-winning film debuts on digital and Blu-ray™ October 22 from Well Go USA Entertainment. From Kaige Chen, the acclaimed director of Farewell My Concubine, LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT stars Xuan Huang (Breaking the Waves), Shôta Sometani (Takashi Miike’s First Love), Yuqi Zhang (The Mermaid) and Hao Qin (The Nightengale).

LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT won awards for Best Supporting Actress (Yuqi Zhang), Best Costume Designer (Tongxun Chen), Best Production Designer (Nan Tu, Wei Lu) and Best Visual Effects (Norio Ishii) and was nominated for Best Director (Kaige Chen) and Best Cinematographer (Yu Cao) at the 2018 Asian Film Awards.  In addition, the film was nominated for Best Director (Kaige Chen) and Best Picture at the 2018 China Film Director’s Guild Awards and Kaige Chen was named Best Director at the 2018 Chinese Film Media Awards.


Havoc descends upon the Imperial Court of the Tang Dynasty when the General’s wife is possessed by an ancient demon.  Through a series of unexpected twists and turns, the unlikely duo of an eccentric poet and dutiful monk, unravel the dark and ancient mystery behind a centuries-old death of a beautiful courtesan in hopes it holds the key to saving the general’s wife.

Wanna win, tell me if there is really a cat after watching the trailer: [CLICK HERE]
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Wellgo USA Entertainment: "KUNG FU MONSTER" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


Martial arts icon Louis Koo (Kill Zone 2, The White Storm) stars in the action-packed Hong Kong wuxia fantasy KUNG FU MONSTER, debuting on Blu-ray™ and Digital October 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Director by Andrew Lau (The Guillotines, Internal Affairs trilogy) employs lavish special effects for the epic story of Ocean (Koo), an animal trainer in the Ming Dynasty, who releases a gentle, gremlin-like ball of fur he names Lucky into the world after he witnesses its mistreatment by Crane, an evil eunuch. This infuriates Crane, who immediately puts a huge bounty on both Ocean and Lucky’s heads. From all corners of China, bounty hunters with the most diverse backgrounds and masters of the martial arts sign up for the hunt. What they are unaware of though, is that Luck is harmless -- as long as he’s happy … KUNG FU MONSTER also stars Zhou Dongyu (The Thousand Faces of Dunjia), Haden Kuo (Tiny Times trilogy) and Cheney Chen (The Great Wall), Bao Bei’er (Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal).  Bonus materials include a “Making-of” featurette.


 In the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire wants to offer a rare creature to the nation as a gift and has tasked Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, to capture and tame the beast. Upon discovering the beast’s gentle and kind nature, Ocean works in secret to release the beast back to the wild, keeping it from being turned into a killing machine.

To win a copy tell me what the monster reminds you of, check out the trailer (HERE) and then drop me an email with the name of the film.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE LINGERING" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEGAWAY!


Just in time for Halloween, prepare to be terrified when THE LINGERING debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital October 15 from Well Go USA Entertainment. First time feature Directors Ho Pong Mak and Derrick Taoby have crafted a tale of a mother and son haunted by a malevolent spirit on New Year’s Eve.  Years later, the son returns to find the ghost is still there ...   THE LINGERING stars Athena Chu, Louis Cheung, Bob Chang, Terry Zou, Lee Fung, Wei Lai and Yao Tong.  Bonus materials include a “Making-of” featurette. 


Dawa and his mother spend a terrifying night alone in the basement after being tormented by a strange and dangerous presence. Years after his mom’s death, Dawa is forced to return, again facing the presence that once tortured him as a child. Country of Origin: China. Has a run-time of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated. 

Check out the trailer for your chance to win, tell me "who is the boy playing hide-n-seek with", drop me a email with the name of the film: [TRAILER HERE]
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RLJE Films: "SATANIC PANIC" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release SATANIC PANIC on October 22, 2019 on DVD and on Blu-ray. Written by popular horror author, Grady Hendrix (“We Sold Our Souls,” “My Best Friend’s Exorcism”), and directed by up-and-coming director Chelsea Stardust (Into The Dark's All That We Destroy), the horror/comedy film stars Hayley Griffith (“The Loudest Voice”, “The Mysteries of Laura”), Ruby Modine (“Shameless”, Happy Death Day franchise), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men franchise, “Star Trek: Discovery”), Arden Myrin (“Insatiable”, “Shameless”) and Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, “Billions”). RLJE Films will release SATANIC PANIC on DVD and on Blu-ray.


In SATANIC PANIC, Sam’s (Griffith) first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact. Starring Hayley Griffith (“The Loudest Voice”), Ruby Modine (Happy Death Day franchise), Jerry O’Connell (“Billions”) and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men franchise).

Check out the trailer: [click here if you dare]  

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Cinedigm: "ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE" [DVD]


The fun and catchy musical movie, ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, is coming to DVD right in time to add it to your Christmas wish-list. The classic-in-the-making genre mashup will be available for purchase October 1, complete with a happily terrifying look behind the scenes into the making of the film.  


A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. [TRAILER: CLICK HERE]
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: MALEVOLENCE [COLLECTION]


Malevolence... In your worst nightmares, you couldn't possibly imagine the absolute terror that awaits you.

Taken from his backyard swing at the age of six, Martin Bristol was forced to witness and participate in the horrific crimes of a deranged madman. For years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery... until four bank robbers, on the run from the law, meet up at an abandoned house to split up the loot. They chose the WRONG house. Starring R. Brandon Johnson, Samantha Dark, Heather Magee

Actors:Brandon Johnson, Samantha Dark, Courtney Bertolone
Director: Stevan Mena

Malevolence 2: Bereavement Director's Cut... There are some evils, so unspeakable, they will scar you for life.

In 1989, six year old Martin Bristoll was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville, Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. Chosen at random, his victim's screams were drowned out by the rural countryside. For years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery, until 17 year old Allison Miller (Alexandra Daddario/Baywatch, San Andreas, Percy Jackson) comes to live with her Uncle, Jonathan (Michael Biehn/The Terminator, Aliens) and his 9 year old daughter, Wendy (Peyton List/Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie). While exploring her new surroundings, Allison discovers things aren't quite right at the farmhouse down the road. Her curiosity disturbs a hornet's nest of evil and despair that once torn open, can never be closed. John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Nolan Funk (Riddick) and Spencer List co-star in this acclaimed shocker from writer/director Stevan Mena about family, torment, and the nightmare absolution that is Bereavement.

Actors:Alexandra Daddario, Michael Biehn, John Savage, Peyton List
Director: Stevan Mena

Malevolence 3: Killer... No feelings, no remorse, nowhere to run.

The hunt is on for Martin Bristol. Tortured and abused at the hands of his psychotic captor, Graham Sutter, Martin is damaged beyond repair. Lurking in the shadows of suburbia, he stalks and kills without remorse. Special Agent William Perkins follows his trail of terror. Martin's family is informed that not only is Martin still alive, he's responsible for the wave of murder sweeping through their town. Will they be able to reunite before it's too late, or will Perkins have no choice but to use excessive force to bring Martin down' Stars Adrienne Barbeau, Katie Gibson, Kevin McKelvy.

Actors:Adrienne Barbeau, Katie Gibson, Kevin McKelvy
Director: Stevan Mena 

And why is this so special, well as you can see "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS released the soundtracks to these films available everywhere and thanks to MVD ENT for all the help on getting these releases.
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WaterTower Music: "JOKER" music by Hildur Guðnadóttir


WaterTower Music has announced the digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Phillips’ film Joker, which centers around the director/co-writer/producer’s original vision of the infamous villain, indelibly portrayed by three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix. The film, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and won the Golden Lion (Best Film) Award, is now playing in theaters.

The Joker soundtrack album features an original score by Emmy Award-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (Chernobyl, Sicario: Day of the Soldado), whose composition features the cello as the centerpiece of the score, leading string-based melodies played by a symphony orchestra of 90 musicians. WaterTower Music will release the picture disc and colored vinyl editions of the soundtrack on December 13th.

To interpret the many themes explored throughout the film, director Todd Phillips very early on turned to the composer. “Hildur was writing music as far back as pre-production. I was sending her script pages and she was writing music before we even shot, and what she did for the film is so unique,” says Phillips.

Guðnadóttir remarks, “Todd asked me to write some music based on my feelings from reading the script, which I was inspired to do because it truly resonated with me.” She sent him a sample and recalls, “The film is a gritty character study, which to me translated to melodies that are very simple and monotonic, because that’s kind of the way Joaquin’s character Arthur is seeing things.  Then I tried to expand within that simplicity the orchestration around Joker’s evolution not with chords or any complicated music, but with texture that I felt resonated with the melancholia of this character.”

The Joker soundtrack is now available digitally. Vinyl configurations include purple vinyl, multicolored splatter vinyl and a picture disc. These versions will be available December 13 and are now available for pre-order.




Let's just say, there is a lot of buzz and eyes on this film. 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese SarabandeL "BLADE" (VINYL) music by Mark Isham


The Original Motion Picture Score for Blade by award winning composer Mark Isham has been released for the first time on vinyl today and is available on VareseSarabande.com and other retailers. The LP’s jacket, inner sleeve and labels thematically reference the infamous warehouse rave scene of the vampire thriller from 1998.

“The score needed to have an epic super-hero quality but with a very dark side, and it needed to be able to live next to the world of 1990’s electronica - The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin etc. We used a large symphony orchestra supplemented with electronic synthesizers and samplers for a unique musical vocabulary. I did a lot of sampling of weird and strange sounds as well as programming my synth collection. We recorded at the Fox stage which is a wonderful room. The process went smoothly as I had worked tirelessly with Steve Norrington, the director, during the demo process to get what we both wanted. We recorded some sections of the score in smaller segments - to be edited together later - as a lot of the visual effects hadn’t been completed yet. I think my two favorite musical moments are The Death Of Whistler - which is very emotional scene, a bit unexpected in a film of this genre - and the culmination of the Ritual For Summoning La Magra. This is big and bombastic and just plain FUN!” –  Mark Isham, composer.

The movie starring Wesley Snipes in one of his signature roles was a commercial success that spawned two sequels, and the films have enjoyed cult status for many years. At this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, Marvel Studios got movie-goers amped by announcing a Blade reboot in 2020, with none other than accomplished actor Mahershala Ali to star, who took home Oscars for both Moonlight and Greenbook.

ABOUT MARK ISHAM: He is an electronic music innovator, jazz artist and prolific film composer. Mark Isham’s ability to create unforgettable melodies combined with his willingness to experiment with innovative musical palettes have earned him accolades including: Grammy and Emmy awards, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

Isham’s inimitable musical voice is evident in his memorable scores for award-winning features including the Oscar-winning Crash and A River Runs Through It (Oscar nomination), along with Golden Globe winning Bobby, and The Black Dahlia. For The Black Dahlia, Isham was awarded “Best Score” by the International Film Music Critics Association. Other credits include Men of Honor (Grammy nomination), Eight Below, The Cooler, cult-classic Blade, Nell, The Accountant, ABC’s hit series Once Upon a Time (Emmy nomination), and Oscar-winner John Ridley’s ABC drama American Crime. Recent projects include A Dog's Journey, whilst upcoming for Isham includes Disney’s Togo, and Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Mark Isham’s collective contributions to the film music community was recognized by his peers when he was awarded the highest honor for a composer by The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the prestigious Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award for musical excellence.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "HEATHERS" music by David Newman


Happy 30th anniversary, Heathers! Back by popular demand, the original soundtrack to Heathers from director Michael Lehmann with music by composer, David Newman, has been rereleased on “very” neon green vinyl today, with new notes and quintessential images from the film. The LP is available on VareseSarabande.com and other retail sites.

Check out the unboxing video below to get a glimpse at this special edition: [CLICK HERE]

A cult-classic in the truest sense of the term, Heathers pits a powerful high school clique against a murderous sociopath. The dark comedy features Christian Slater in one of his first major roles and stars a 15-year-old Winona Ryder and pre-Beverly Hills 90210, Shannen Doherty.

Discovered by a legions of fans on cable TV and at video rental stores, the success of Heathers took a decidedly unexpected turn as a musical in the most recent decade. Multiple theatrical productions based on the movie have played in New York, London and beyond. In 2014, the World Premiere Cast Recording for Heathers: The Musical sold 100,000 copies in the United States alone. The Original West End Cast Recording of Heathers: The Musical released earlier this year. Heathers has also returned to the small screen in the form of a brand new TV show on the Paramount Network, that includes Doherty among its cast members.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "FLCL PROGRESSIVE / ALTERNATIVE" music by The Pillows


Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces the first-ever vinyl release of FLCL PROGRESSIVE / FLCL ALTERNATIVE (MUSIC FROM THE SERIES) with music by legendary Japanese rock band THE PILLOWS.  The album features music composed and performed by the pillows for the second and third seasons of the cult anime series.     For FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative, the pillows have created a dynamo collection of both new original songs (“Spiky Seeds,” “Thank you, my twilight”) as well as existing songs reworked specifically for the series (“LITTLE BUSTERS,” “I think I can.”).  Newly pressed on yellow and blue vinyl, the 2-LP set will be available Friday, November 8.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "EUPHORIA" (SCORE FROM THE ORIGINAL HBO SERIES) music by Labrinth


Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces the October 4th release of EUPHORIA (SCORE FROM THE ORIGINAL HBO SERIES) with music by chart-topping, multiplatinum-selling artist and producer LABRINTH.  Available now to preorder, the album features score music from the first season of the hit HBO series and marks Labrinth’s first-ever project as lead composer.  Written and recorded in close collaboration with the show’s writer Sam Levinson, his original compositions feature prominently throughout the series as a sonic companion to the show’s angst-driven narrative.  The resulting 26-track collection is a genre blending mix of gospel, soul and electronic influences, indicative both of Labrinth’s imitable style as well as the show’s deeply moving storyline.

Of the album, LABRINTH says, “My experience with Euphoria has made me a better musician. It was a dream come true to give wings and add magic to the different storylines. It was a collaborative effort among Sam Levinson, the crew and the cast - I only added texture to an already phenomenal show. I hope that anyone who listens to the music embraces feeling something.”

Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media.  The ensemble cast of Euphoria includes actor and singer Zendaya, Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects).

Euphoria is an American adaptation of an Israeli show of the same name, and all episodes are written by Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation), who also serves as executive producer. The series is produced in partnership with A24 (Lady Bird, Random Acts of Flyness, 2 Dope Queens, Pod Save America) and includes executive producers Drake, Future the Prince, Ravi Nandan, Kevin Turen, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokadi and Gary Lennon. Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, who created the Israeli series, are also executive producers.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan: "DOLEMITE IS MY NAME" music by Scott Bomar


Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces today’s release of DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) with music by Memphis-based artist and award-winning composer/producer Scott Bomar (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan).  Available everywhere now, the album features new music performed by the film’s leading cast members Eddie Murphy, Craig Robinson and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, in addition to a star-studded lineup of blues and soul greats including Bobby Rush, The Bo-Keys, Blind Mississippi Morris and more.  Based on the true story of multi-talented performer Rudy Ray Moore and directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Dolemite Is My Name makes its limited theatrical debut today before streaming exclusively on Netflix beginning Friday, October 25.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]